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20 March 2018:
Reflections of an Ambassador

Event announcement

The The British Ukrainian Society is delighted to confirm that our next event will be a speech by Robert Brinkley CMG, Chairman of the Chatham House Ukraine Forum Steering Committee, on 20 March 2018 at 7pm in the Attlee Suite, Portcullis House. His talk is entitled ‘Reflections of an Ambassador’ and will cover his assessment of Ukraine’s current trajectory, as well as what’s motivated him to be a (critical) friend of Ukraine over the years. We hope you will be able to join us.

Please feel free to invite your friends and colleagues to this event. Anyone who would like to attend should please RSVP to at their earliest convenience.

Due to tight security and the potential for queues, we would advise you to allow at least 30 minutes to enter Portcullis House; further instructions and a map will be sent in due course to those who RSVP.


Speaker profile

Robert Brinkley chairs the steering committee of the Chatham House Ukraine Forum. He is a senator (member of the governing body) of the Ukrainian Catholic University (UCU) in Lviv and chairman of the Ukrainian Institute, London, which is affiliated to UCU. He is chairman of The BEARR Trust, a British charity which supports small health and social welfare groups in Eastern Europe, Russia, Central Asia and the South Caucasus. He is a trustee of the Keston Institute, which studies religion in Communist and former Communist countries, and a member of the Advisory Board of the University College London School of Slavonic and East European Studies (UCL SSEES).

Until 2011 Robert Brinkley was a British diplomat for 34 years. He served as High Commissioner to Pakistan (2006 – 2009), Ambassador to Ukraine (2002 – 2006) and as head of the UK’s worldwide visa operation (2000 – 2002). He had previously had two postings in Moscow (both in Russia and in the Soviet Union), as well as positions in Bonn, Geneva and the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in London.


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